After a sleepless night at Hotel Padulella - we checked into the Crystal.
What a difference!! for 17 euros more, the hotel is beautiful, lots of marble, the staff very friendly - the manager speaks English perfectly. Beautiful lobby, dining room, and the rooms are huge by European standards, with a large terrace. The air conditioning works so well we had to put a blanket on.
The hair dryers are the only throwback - and if you have long hair better bring your own. I asked the night manager for a hair dryer and she found a good one that someone had apparently left behind.
And the location is not far from the Marina and the beach - no climbing hills.
Wonderful for the price (132euros)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Residence Crystal is situated just outside the Medician walls of the old town of Portoferraio, just a stone’s throw from the port, the town centre and the wonderful beach of Le Ghiaie. It is open all year round.The hotel foyer, furnished in the ‘Old Marine’ style, provides an informal, welcoming atmosphere, as do the reading lounge, bar, TV room, billiard room and breakfast room. The buffet breakfast offers the guest a selection of hot drinks, juices, fresh fruit, cereals, cheeses and hams, cakes and Elban specialties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Crystal Elba Island, Italy